Accountability Mechanism

In the Spotlight

  • Strengthening Partnerships: Accountability Mechanism Annual Report 2014

    Gaining feedback, learning lessons from past activities and using them imaginatively for charting its future course was the guiding principle for the Accountability Mechanism’s activities during 2014.

    In this publication, the Offi–ce of the Special Project Facilitator, the Offi–ce of the Compliance Review Panel, and the Compliance Review Panel itself, present their activities in 2014 and some of the challenges for 2015.

  • We listen to people and communities affected by ADB-assisted projects

    Development effectiveness requires high standards of accountability, transparency, openness, and public participation. As an international development agency dedicated to eliminating poverty in Asia and the Pacific, ADB constantly strives to enhance all of these aspects of its operations.

    Find out how project-affected people can file a complaint.

  • ADB's Accountability Mechanism video

    The video captures the essence of ADB’s accountability to project affected persons, and the experiences and lessons learned in the 10 years of its operations. It highlights the importance of stakeholder engagement; and trust and partnership building for better projects.

  • ADB's Accountability Mechanism: Strengthening Partnerships

    The conference aims to increase visibility of ADB's Accountability Mechanism among civil society, nongovernment organizations, government, and other stakeholders.

Overview

The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures. It consists of two separate but complementary functions: problem solving function and compliance review function.

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How to File a Complaint

Complaints must be in writing and addressed to Complaints Receiving Officer (CRO).


Problem Solving Function

The problem solving function aims to actively respond to the concerns of people affected by ADB-assisted projects through fair, transparent, and consensus-based problem solving.

Compliance Review Function

People who are directly, materially and adversely affected by an ADB-assisted project during formulation, processing, or implementation can file a request for compliance review to the independent Compliance Review Panel which investigate compliance with ADB's operational policies and procedures.

ADB Accountability Mechanism: Annual Report 2014

Gaining feedback, learning lessons from past activities and using them imaginatively for charting its future course was the guiding principle for the Accountability Mechanism’s activities during 2014.

ADB's Accountability Mechanism: Strengthening Partnerships

This booklet explains how ADB works to enhance aspects of accountability, transparency, openness, and public consultation in its operations.

10 Years of Accountability Mechanism

This booklet highlights the ADB Accountability Mechanism’s first 10 years—processes and procedures, experiences on cases received, and lessons learned.